Op-Ed & Interviews

  • My Same-Sex Parents, a Proud Secret My Same-Sex Parents, a Proud Secret

    It was 1989. I was 15, a junior at a public high school in Southern California and the newly appointed editor of my school newspaper. Our advisor challenged the staff with a call for public debates of controversial issues on our opinion pages.

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  • On Unreliable Narrators

    I have been thinking a lot about the idea of the “unreliable narrator” these days, and what it might mean for us ethnographers, careful raconteurs of others’ stories, intertwined as they are with our own

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  • Meditations on Death, Presence, Practice Meditations on Death, Presence, Practice

    According to Tibetan tradition, when we die we enter into the bardo, a liminal realm between death and rebirth. For the 49 days after our body returns to the elements from whence it arose

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